The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy

 In the captivating fantasy world conjured by veteran author Mercedes Lackey and classical scholar James Mallory, there are three types of magic, each with its own rules, limits and variables. High Magick is a thing of complex rituals and specific spells.  In contrast, those who use Wild Magic—considered heresy in Armethalieh, the Golden City of the Bells—must bargain for what they need and may pay a high price for power.

Kellen Tavadon, son of Arch-Mage Lycaelon of Armethalieh, has been raised to believe that High Magick is the only true magic--and knows that he will never be the mage his father expects him to be.  One day, he finds a set of books about Wild Magic and soon finds himself declared an outlaw.  But the Wild Magic has a purpose for Kellen, who, along with a unicorn, an elf, and a dragon--all long-rumored to be only mythical creatures--must save the world.

 

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The Outstretched Shadow
The Outstretched Shadow
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Kellen Tavadon, son of the Arch-Mage Lycaelon, thought he knew the way the world worked. His father, leading the wise and benevolent Council of Mages, protected and guided the citizens of the Golden City of the Bells. Young Mages in training-all men, for women were unfit to practice magic-memorized the intricate details of High Magic and aspired to seats on the council.

Then he found the forbidden Books of Wild Magic-or did they find him? The three slim volumes woke Kellen to the wide world outside the City's isolating walls. Their Magic was not dead, strangled by rules and regulations. It felt like a living thing, guided by the hearts and minds of those who practiced it and benefited from it.

Questioning everything he has known, Kellen discovers too many of the City's dark secrets. Banished, with the Outlaw Hunt on his heels, Kellen invokes Wild Magic-and finds himself running for his life with a unicorn at his side.

Kellen's life changes almost faster than he can understand or accept. Rescued by a unicorn, healed by a female Wild Mage who knows more about Kellen than anyone outside the City should, meeting Elven royalty and Elven warriors, and plunged into a world where the magical beings he has learned about as abstract concepts are flesh and blood creatures-Kellen both revels in and fears his new freedom.

Especially once he learns about Demons. He'd always thought they were another abstract concept-a stand-in for ultimate evil. But if centaurs and dryads are real, then Demons surely are as well. And the one thing all the Mages of the City agreed on was that practicing Wild Magic corrupted a Mage. Turned him into a Demon. Would that be Kellen's fate?

Deep in Obsidian Mountain, the Demons are waiting. Since their defeat in the last great War, they've been biding their time, sowing the seeds of distrust and discontent between their human and Elven enemies. Very soon now, when the Demons rise to make war, there will be no alliance between High and Wild Magic to stand against them. And all the world will belong to the Endarkened.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy (Volume 1)

Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Tor/Forge

Kellen Tavadon, son of the Arch-Mage Lycaelon, thought he knew the way the world worked. His father, leading the wise and benevolent Council of Mages, protected and guided the citizens of the...

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When Darkness Falls
When Darkness Falls
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Despite a great working of Wild Magic and High Magic that struck at the heart of the Demon Queen’s evil plots, Knight-Mage Kellen and his Elven allies are still seen as enemies by the human Mage Council. The Elves and their allies must find a way to shatter the Demons’ hold on the human Mages, for without their High Magic, the forces of Light will be destroyed by the forces of Darkness.
The Commander of the Armies of Light decides to turn an Elven mine into a refuge for those driven from their homes by the war. Kellen is put in command of the force of engineers and warriors who will fortify the mine and does not learn until it is nearly too late that the caverns are full of Shadowed Elves. Vestakia, the half-human, half-Demon healer, finds that she has begun to be able to read the mind of her Demon father, Crown Prince Zyperis.
The Demon Queen, Savilla, is preparing a great sacrifice that will summon He Who Is back to the world and make her the ultimate ruler forever. When Wild Mage Idalia learns of Savilla’s plans, she knows there is only one way to prevent the coming of He Who Is. A very different sort of sacrifice must be made.






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The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy (Volume 3)

Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Tor/Forge

Despite a great working of Wild Magic and High Magic that struck at the heart of the Demon Queen’s evil plots, Knight-Mage Kellen and his Elven allies are still seen as enemies...

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To Light a Candle
To Light a Candle
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Now, in To Light a Candle, the Demon Queen sends her forces against her human and elven enemies, sowing distraction and death. In the human City, the Queen's agents work to divide the Council and foment rebellion among the City's citizens. In the countryside, they target the most vulnerable and valuable---the young Elf Prince and the Wild Mages who might be the Demons' most dangerous enemies.

To his own surprise, young Kellen, once the disappointing son of the great Mage who leads the City's Mage Council, has become a powerful Knight-Mage. Valued for his bravery and his skills as both wizard and warrior, Kellen joins the Elves' war councils. Yet he cannot convince the City of his birth that it is in terrible danger.

Kellen's sister Idalia, a Wild Mage with great healing ability, has pledged her heart to Jermayan, a proud Elven warrior. Someday Idalia will pay a tragic Price for a world-saving work of Wild Magic, but until then, she will claim any joy life can offer her. Jermayan, who has learned much while fighting at Kellen's side and loving the human Idalia, finds that everything changes when he Bonds with a dragon while rescuing the Elf Prince and becomes the first Elven Mage in a thousand years.

Furious at her enemies' success with the dragon, the Demon Queen attacks in force. Light struggles against Dark, like flickering candleflames buried deep in the shadow of Obsidian f0 Mountain.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy (Volume 2)

Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory

Tor/Forge

In The Outstretched Shadow, which was named by VOYA as Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror book for 2003, Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory introduced readers to a complex new fantasy...

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